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Bensenville Welcomes Back New Police Officer Libu Mathew

On Tuesday, September 12 The Village of Bensenville welcomed a new police officer back to the community. Libu Mathew has rejoined the Department as an officer on the midnight shift. Mathew first joined the Bensenville Police Department in January 2014 as an intern and later a police assistant. He d

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 14:29:23

Kenneka Jenkins: Rosemont Police Reject Calls for FBI Probe into Chicago Hotel Freezer Death

The police force investigating the death of Kenneka Jenkins, the Chicago woman who was found dead in a hotel freezer, says it will call in the FBI, defying calls from activists and the dead woman's family for a federal probe. The body of Jenkins, who was 19, was found in the early hours of September

NEWSWEEK - 2017-09-19 11:25:24

3 charged after exchange of gunfire with Chicago Police

Three people have been charged after an exchange of gunfire with Chicago Police officers late Sunday in the Albany Park neighborhood on the Northwest Side. A 15-year-old boy faces one felony count each of aggravated assault of a peace officer with a weapon and aggravated unlawful use of a weapon, ac

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 10:41:00

'Sgt. Pizza' Passes Away at 58

(CBS) - An Elk Grove Village man known as "Sgt. Pizza" for arranging the delivery of pizza to troops in the Middle East and Afghanistan - as well as to patients in veterans' hospitals - has died at the age of 58. Mark Evans was an Air National Guard logistics master sergeant. But he will always be r

CBSLOCAL.COM - 2017-09-20 05:02:00

Former senior living home worker gets 12 years in thefts from residents

A former nurse's assistant at Elmhurst senior living facility was sentenced to 12 years in prison after pleading guilty earlier this year to stealing thousands of dollars worth of items, including jewelry, according to prosecutors and court records. Eugene Dorsey, 31, of the 4900 block of Grace Stre

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 00:57:00

Residents raise concerns on how police handle shooting incident

Staff Writer On Tuesday, Sept. 5, two men who were riding in a Ford Taurus shot at three other people as they were walking in the area of 53rd Street and Dorchester Avenue, according to the Chicago Police Department (CPD). The incident occurred just after 2 p.m. The suspects damaged a parked vehi

HPHERALD.COM - 2017-09-20 06:54:45

Learn about College Scholarships, Applications and More At Library's College Prep Programs

Several upcoming programs at the Schaumburg Library will help high school students and their parents navigate the college planning process, including scholarships, options, majors, applications and more. All of the programs are free, but require registration, and all take place at the central librar

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 19:36:25

Library's Polish Book Discussion Group Open to New Members

Anyone who speaks and reads in the Polish language is welcome to attend the free Polish Book Discussion which meets monthly at the Schaumburg Library, 130 S. Roselle Rd., Schaumburg. The group's upcoming meetings will take place from 7:30-9 p.m., Wednesdays, Oct. 11 and Nov. 8. There is no fee for a

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 15:13:18

Staying active, engaged and in touch with joy

When Harriet Hausman and Barbara Ballinger receive their Ulyssean Awards this Friday night at Brookdale Plaza (formerly Holley Court Terrace), they will join a lengthening roster of distinguished "olders" who have been honored for significant contributions to our villages. Think of it as a "lifetime

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-20 00:07:00

Shout Out: Keith Cole, fan of reading, traveling

While reading in Scoville Park and enjoying the late summer weather Sept. 10, Keith Cole, 61, of Forest Park answered a few questions for the Oak Leaves. Q: What are you reading? A: "Black Rednecks and White Liberals," by Thomas Sowell. It's a very good book on race; I'd highly recommend it for anyo

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:00:00

Police: Person dies after jumping onto CTA Blue Line tracks at Western

A person died Tuesday night after jumping onto the CTA Blue Line tracks at the Western station on the Near West Side, according to Chicago Police. The male died on the third rail about 8:45 p.m. in the 400 block of South Western, police said. Area North detectives are investigating. Blue Line servic

CHICAGO SUN-TIMES - 2017-09-20 01:23:00

'We have closure': DNA confirms Vietnam-era remains are Park Ridge woman's brother

From the day she was told of the plane crash on Dec. 24, 1972, Jean Macdonald sought proof that son George, a 2nd lieutenant with the U.S. Air Force, had perished. It was a quest that her children took on after the Evanston's resident's death in 1985. Even when partial human remains were excavated f

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-19 22:23:00

Man falls on third rail at CTA Blue Line station, dies: Officials

A man jumped in front of a CTA train and died after hitting the electrified third rail at the Western Avenue station on the Blue Line's Forest Park branch Tuesday night, authorities said. Chicago fire personnel were dispatched around 8:45 p.m. to the Western Blue Line station for a man who was repor

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 02:29:00

Party animals and people welcome at 'Barkapalooza'

Your pets can be blessed at 10 a.m. Sept. 24 during the 24th Annual Barkapalooza at Lisle Community Park, 1825 Short St., Lisle. The West Suburban Humane Society benefit, which includes a Dog Walkathon ($20 adults; free for ages 12 and younger) and Pet Expo, lasts until 2 p.m. There will be performa

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 16:00:05

Let's look on the bright side at guns

Open carry - really open - and colorful! Like many Chicagoans, when I wake up on Monday mornings, I dread getting "the count" on the morning news: the number of people shot and killed in Chicago over the weekend. It's not just the people who are killed that have their lives shattered. People shot in

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-20 00:43:00

Jimmy John's driver loses car in 'bump-and-run' theft

A Jimmy John's delivery driver was the victim in what police describe as a bump-and-run car theft. The incident occurred at 10:18 a.m., Sept. 16, in the 1000 block of South Boulevard. The victim was driving westbound on South Boulevard, when a vehicle struck his black 2005 Lincoln Town Car. The driv

OAKPARK.COM - 2017-09-19 21:52:00

Mend Hunger Partners with Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry to Close the Gap Between Health and Hunger

NILES, SEPTEMBER 19, 2017 - Mend Hunger, a local 501(c)3 charitable nonprofit, is bringing allergy safe and gluten free foods to 13 new zip codes throughout Chicago and the western suburbs in partnership with the Oak Park River Forest Food Pantry. Mend Hunger is filling the growing need for access

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 02:17:46

Shout Out: Altaf Hemani, BurgerFi manager

Altaf Hemani, 62, has been the manager of BurgerFi in the Glenview Commons for more than four years. Before working at BurgerFi, he worked for his family's real estate business. He has been married for 36 years and has three children, all of whom graduated from Glenbrook South High School. He lives

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 15:39:00

Shout out: Kyle Froehlich, farmer

Kyle Froehlich, 28, is a fifth-generation farmer, and owner of Sunny Harvest Farms in Eau Claire, Mich. He was interviewed at downtown Northbrook's Wednesday farmers market, which he has anchored for five years. He also sells his produce in Libertyville on Thursdays and Wheaton on Saturdays. His fat

CHICAGO TRIBUNE - 2017-09-20 19:32:40

Big Week: September 20-27

Start your engines Riverside waves goodbye to summer with its season-ending Car and Bike Show on Sunday, Sept. 24 from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both sides of the tracks in Centennial and Guthrie parks in downtown Riverside. Check out more than 250 vehicles, from classic antiques to muscle cars, exotics a